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Man is killed in ‘fight’ at Felixstowe lorry park

Man is killed in ‘fight’ at Felixstowe lorry park: Police arrest four after ‘altercation’ at truck stop near log-jammed commercial shipping port

  • Four men arrested after man dies in ‘altercation’ at Port of Felixstowe 
  • Police were contacted by ambulance service at 1.50am, Sunday 17 October 
  • Incident occurs amidst build-up of cargo at the Suffolk site ahead of Christmas
  • The port is largest in the UK and handles 40% of containerised imports


Police have arrested four men following the death of a man at a lorry park in Felixstowe after an ‘altercation’ broke out at a truck stop near the log-jammed commercial shipping port. 

Suffolk Police said officers were contacted by the ambulance service at 1.50am this morning to reports of a man in need of urgent medical attention at the Hodgkinson Road lorry park.

Paramedics treated the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.    The cause of death is currently unexplained, but it is being treated as suspicious and four men have been arrested. 

They were all taken to Martlesham Police Investigation in Ipswich, where they remain for questioning. Following initial police enquiries, officers understand that the deceased had been involved in an altercation at the lorry park prior to his death.

The incident comes amidst a build-up of cargo at the nearby Port of Felixstowe ahead of Christmas.

 In recent weeks the Port of Felixstowe (pictured) has turned away ships carrying goods from Asia because of a backlog of containers caused by the HGV driver shortage

Police were contacted at 1.50am this morning, Sunday 17 October, to reports of a man in need of urgent medical attention at the Hodgkinson Road lorry park (pictured left)

Police were contacted at 1.50am this morning, Sunday 17 October, to reports of a man in need of urgent medical attention at the Hodgkinson Road lorry park (pictured left)

It is the UK’s biggest container port handling 40 per cent on containerised imports and exports. 

In recent weeks the port has turned away ships carrying goods from Asia because of a backlog of containers caused by the HGV driver shortage. 

It is the busiest time of year for container ports as retailers import higher quantities of goods from China and the far east to sell in the lead up to Christmas. 

Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of the lorry park and Dock Gate Two, between midnight and 3am this morning and saw anything suspicious to make contact.

Any motorists who were driving in the area between the times stated above with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle, are asked to review their footage and inform police of anything that may be of significance – including any pedestrians captured in the vicinity of Dock Gate Two.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 58036/21.

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